Drama department succeeds at Cappie awards

Stefanie Chae, Entertainment Editor


The Robinson Drama department put on an award-winning performance of “Hairspray” the musical. Their performance has been nominated for multiple Cappie Awards.

The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) recognize high school theater, journalism and playwrite students all over the world. Student critics vote for various awards at a formal Gala in June. Many of the top award honors from Canada and the U.S. are invited to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in July and Aug.  The results will be televised at the Kennedy Center.

“Receiving a Cappie means a lot. It means people respect your talent. Plus, out of all of the nominees, you were deemed the best,” junior Spencer Boyd said.

However, this is not the first time the Drama Department has been nominated for the Cappie Awards. The department is nominated at least for one category each year.

“I feel extremely honored to have been nominated. This means that people value my talents and that professionals recognize me as being talented,” Boyd said.